When it comes to holiday traditions, I say pfoooey. Who says that Santa's suit has to be red or that elves have pointy ears and green shoes? I mean, who made all these "rules" anyway!? Today I'm throwing out the rulebook on all things Christmas because today's slimline card is all about the elegance of black and white at Christmas and gnomes wearing colors typically reserved for bees! Does it make this card look any less Christmas-sy because it's not red and green? I don't think so.
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit into a regular #10 business sized envelope and require no additional postage. The base of this slimline card is made from 80 lb. Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Whimsy Stamps Scenic Window Die, I cut the frame from black cardstock. I lined the back of the frame with pieces from the new Whimsy Stamps Gilded Holiday paper pack. I stamped the gnomes from the new Gnome for Christmas stamp set in Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I fussy cut each gnome and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the word "merry" in Tuxedo Black ink on a thin strip of white cardstock and adhered it in the middle window. I heat embossed the word "Christmas" in white embossing powder on black cardstock and then fussy cut the word with small scissors before adhering it to the center window box below the word "merry."
The color of these gnomes was actually inspired by a beautiful new pack of paper from Whimsy Stamps called "Gilded Holiday." Tomorrow I'll be sharing another card using this same beautiful paper and an entirely different theme!
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